McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,149 at the 2010 census. Of this, 1,766 were in Washington County, and 383 were in Allegheny County.

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council and an appointed secretary-treasurer. The borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at-large.

The borough is served by the Fort Cherry School District.


Spring/Summer Tennis Programs – Heritage Park Tennis Courts

Spring Tennis Program is a 5 week session starting May 4th and ends June 3rd.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm at Heritage Park in McDonald.  For ages 10 through 14, high school, and adults.

Summer Tennis Program is a 9 week session starting June 15th and ends August 12th.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am at Heritage Park in McDonald.  For ages 5 through high school, and adults.

Please contact Dave Hayden for more information.  Phone number (412) 735-6477 or email

Monday, September 12th – Monthly Council Meeting

McDonald Borough Council September Meeting.  All meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the McDonald Borough Building. An agenda will be posted on the agenda page of this website when available and at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


McDonald Trash Collection  – Effective July 1st, 2021 McDonald trash collection, serviced by Waste Management, is providing McDonald residents access to Waste Management’s AT YOUR DOOR SPECIAL COLLECTION SERVICE. This is a way to conveniently dispose of your household hazardous waste safely, easily and responsibly.  For additional information contact Waste Management at 1-800-449-7587 Click here for Flyer

Keep updated on McDonald Boro news on Facebook; “McDonaldPennsylvania”.

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Freedom Transit) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons (Coal Street),  Giant Eagle (Station Street), and Heritage Library (4th Street). Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n’ Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service operates Monday thru Friday 6:45a.m. – 7:30p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit

Parking in the Borough on Saturdays and Sundays is free at all meters.